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  • Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band | Musicport Festival
    Whapweasel Edward II Waterson Carthy Kings of Callicut Beth Porter Eliza Carthy Band Reg Meuross Lucy Farrell Emily Portman Trio Willy Molleson Peatbog Fearies Kith Kin Andrew Waite Tyde Laurence Hunt Dreams of Tall Buildings Nick Malcolm Moonlight Saving Time Adrien Yen Yen Toulouse Fanfare Gonzo the lady who kick started the still remarkably healthy contemporary British folk scene is celebrating in style The Guardian Live Review There is so much intelligence at Play in these greatest hits The audience don t want it to end And it shouldn t end This should be a show we can always have ripping the roof off a marquee at the end of festivals Because when Eliza Carthy is at her best there s no one better And this is Eliza Carthy at her best FRoots Live Review And of course we already know the band is great So what follows may not be a surprise but it is completely thrilling with Carthy dancing about at the centre of a joyful musical whirlwind thrilling in the moment Everyone whether in the crowd or on the stage is left with a huge silly smile folkwitness co uk Live Review Yorkshire s finest the rich voiced Eliza Carthy was in full ebullient flight as she opened in plaintive form with a lullaby accompanied only by fiddle and melodeon and went on to deliver old favourites such as Worcester City and Cold Blow as well as a calypso learned from her mother delivered with a wit and rumbustious panache which suited the full blown band The Scotsman Live Review It s a proud career CV but more importantly it stands powerfully alone on its own considerable merits vibrant modern and relevant FRoots Magazine Her vision remains absolutely faithful to the story and expresses the song s

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/Eliza_Carthy_and_The_Wayward_Band (2016-02-09)
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  • Dub Colossus | Musicport Festival
    2016 countdown 255 days 9 hours until the start of Musicport 2016 21 23 Oct Connect with us Dub Colossus Full Jamaican dub band with special guests for the show Jazz pianist Robert Mitchell sax player Nubya Garcia Gregg Huff on trombone and an Argentinian bass player from Barcelona and Mykaell and PJ on vocals Nick Van Gelder Jamiroquai Brand new Heavies rejoining just for this show Playing Main stage

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/Dub_Colossus (2016-02-09)
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  • Attila The Stockbroker | Musicport Festival
    has published his autobiography and its title was inspired by an alleyway in Whitby Standing in for Donny Osmond at a gig being supported by the Manic Street Preachers touring East Germany 4 times before the Wall came down turning down a tour of North Korea because he was already booked to play in Canada battling the far right at gigs in the 80s the battle to save his beloved

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/attila_the_stockbroker (2016-02-09)
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  • Blue Rose Code | Musicport Festival
    Of Peckham Rye Blue Rose Code s latest record was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll call of remarkable talent the likes of which brings to mind a bye gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art Danny Thompson Karine Polwart John Wetton Aidan O Rourke and Kathryn Williamsall appear on the record Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland the second in particular True Ways Of Knowing was a personal triumph for Ross Having left school at 16 with no qualifications for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach inaccessible to me I discovered the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed when I put MacCaig s poem True Ways Of Knowing to my own music I m passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where supported by the Saltire Society Rossis marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A lister Ewan McGregor Ewan explained my uncle Denis Lawson star of Local Hero gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye it s beautiful and I can t stop listening to it Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously paid his dues the old fashioned way changing line up and arrangement of songs depending on the gig This bold almost jazz like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/Blue_Rose_Code (2016-02-09)
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  • Demon Barbers XL | Musicport Festival
    Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2009 The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza The Lock In Following a number of successful UK tours including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews for their 2 week run at Edinburgh Fringe The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK s most exciting young Clog Sword Hip Hop Break dancers onto the concert stage to create the live folk music dance spectacular of the year The XL show features new material from their latest album Disco At The Tavern a collaboration with Grammy Emmy Award winners Donal Hodgson and Kipper best known for their work with Sting Combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section they create a unique and captivating sound Energetic fiddle and passionate distinctive vocals with driven punchy tunes and songs drum n bass grooves the odd touch of ska and an ever present feel that this lot know how to party result in one of the most exciting acts around check them out fRoots The inspiration comes from Damien Barber front

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/demon_barbers_xl (2016-02-09)
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  • Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards Ceremony 2015 | Musicport Festival
    Gig Guide Grassroots Awards Ceremony 2015 Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards Ceremony Celebrating Grassroots Music The night will include The Dead Blind Mcjones Band Joe Kemp and Mindtherhythm as well as Chris The man in a hat Martin as Master of Ceremonies Interrobang finish the night This event is all part of Musicport people with Musicport tickets will be able to attend Those wishing to attend this event only should pay

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/yorkshire_gig_guide_grassroots_awards_2015 (2016-02-09)
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  • Musicport 2015 | Musicport Festival
    kept secret on the folk scene right now Read more about Hut People Jess Morgan O Hooley Tidow Lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting Read more about O Hooley Tidow Bobs Blundabus A subversive double decker of creativity and joy comprising Bob and his comic anarchist team a bar a venue and an all encompassing experience Read more about Bobs Blundabus Kolonien Multi award winning Swedish folk band who created Världens Band and who will no doubt be a festival highlight in their own right Read more about Kolonien The Gentle Good Can enchant an audience with just a guitar weaving dark stories amongst tragic folk songs as he performs Read more about The Gentle Good FRIGG Finland Hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia Songlines Top Of The World choice Folklandia s Folk Album of the Year 2012 Read more about FRIGG Finland Världens Band Världens Band performs folk and roots music from their native countries in a collision of cultures and a style they have self branded as Transglobal Roots Fusion Read more about Världens Band Ben Rogers Ben Rogers is a folk artist and classic storyteller With his tr usty old acoustic guitar in hand and boots stomping

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/Musicport_2015?page=1 (2016-02-09)
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  • Musicport 2015 | Musicport Festival
    UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2011 Will McNicol with special collaboration from ace drummer Luke Selby Read more about Will McNicol Luke Selby TwoManTing Jon Lewis and Jah man Aggrey are festival favourites with their feel good African vibes Read more about TwoManTing Marry Waterson New album launch gig Maria Gilhooley also known as Marry Waterson is a singer songwriter and visual artist As part of the Waterson Read more about Marry Waterson Avital Raz Jerusalem born Avital Raz has recently gained notoriety for her taboo busting song lyrics Her latest release The Believer a collaboration with Scotland based cellist producer Pete Harvey Read more about Avital Raz Frumptarn Frumptarn are the leaders of Guggen music in the UK The Barnsley based band have become popular in England and beyond Read more about Frumptarn Joe Solo Joe Solo has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur being thought provoking comical and punch the air political often in the same breath Read more about Joe Solo Project Jam Sandwich Whirlwind global journey from increasingly high profile group formed at Northern College Of Music Read more about Project Jam Sandwich Interrobang Angry motorik loop driven post punk rock

    Original URL path: http://www.musicportfestival.com/Musicport_2015?page=2 (2016-02-09)
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